VF Sustainability Case Competition
With 13 consumer brands, including global iconic brands like The North Face®, Timberland®, Vans®, and Dickies®, VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies.
At both the corporation and brand level, VF is driven by its Sustainability & Responsibility strategy, Made for Change. In recent years, VF has exemplified its longstanding commitment to using its global scale for good by developing science-based targets (SBTs) among the most ambitious in the industry, becoming a leader in the circular economy movement, and being the first apparel company to issue a green bond. VF’s practices have led to numerous accolades and awards as a leader in ethical business, including recognition as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Georgetown Business for Impact is working to plan the next competition. More info to come!
The 2021 virtual case competition exposed participants to a specific sustainability-related challenge that VF and its brands face and give them the opportunity to develop a plan to address it. The competition judging considered the strength of the plan and the creative ideas for solving the central issue of the case.
$10,000 in cash prizes were awarded to the top finalists.
This provided a unique opportunity for students to learn about VF’s practices, engage with VF professionals, hear directly about career opportunities in impact, and think critically about scalable sustainability strategies and solutions that better people and the planet.
The competition was hosted by Business for Impact and Net Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.